|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2014||committed to rules|
|Mar 20, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 19, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 18, 2014||1st report cal.311|
|Jan 21, 2014||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S6377
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6377 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§202 & 203, Ed L
S6377 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6377 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the election of regents PURPOSE: This legislation would implement an election process to allow people to vote for their board of regents representative in their Judicial District. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Section 1, Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 202 of the education law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 296 of the laws of 1984 and as designated by chapter 892 of the laws of 1985 in relation to the election of regents. Reduces the number of regents to thirteen, one representing each existing judicial district. JUSTIFICATION: People throughout the state have voiced their dissatisfaction in the current process by which members of the board of regents are selected. This bill will allow people to vote for their board of regents representative in their Judicial District. This will give residents of the State of New York a greater say in the direction of the education of their children. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
S6377 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6377 I N S E N A T E January 21, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the election of regents THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 202 of the education law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 547 of the laws of 1993 and subdivi- sion 2 as amended by chapter 296 of the laws of 1984 and as designated by chapter 892 of the laws of 1985, are amended to read as follows: 1. The University of the State of New York shall be governed and all its corporate powers exercised by a board of regents the number of whose members shall at all times be [four more than the number of the then] THIRTEEN, ONE REPRESENTING EACH existing judicial [districts] DISTRICT of the state [and shall not be less than fifteen. The regents in office April first, nineteen hundred seventy-four shall hold office, in the order of their election, for such times that the term of one such regent will expire in each year on the first day of April. Commencing April first, nineteen hundred seventy-four, each regent shall be elected for a term of seven years, each such term to expire on the first day of April]. Commencing on April first, nineteen hundred ninety-four, each regent shall be elected for a term of five years, each such term to expire on the first day of April. COMMENCING ON JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, EACH REGENT SHALL BE ELECTED FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS, EACH SUCH TERM TO EXPIRE ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER. Each regent shall be elected [by the legislature by concurrent resolution in the preceding March, on or before the first Tuesday of such month. If, however, the legislature fails to agree on such concurrent resolution by the first Tuesday of such month, then the two houses shall meet in joint session at noon on the second Tuesday of such month and proceed to elect such regent by joint ballot] AT A GENERAL ELECTION HELD IN NOVEMBER. 2. All vacancies in such office, either for full or unexpired terms, shall be so filled that there shall always be in the membership of the board of regents at least one resident of each of the judicial EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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